Saturday, July 26, 2008
More Johnny For July
Here comes Johnny Appleseed, the star of his very own and very wonderful Little Golden Book. One of Walt Disney's most charming and most underrated animated productions, "Johnny Appleseed" (from Melody Time, 1948) inspired this priceless Little Golden Book (one of the earliest in that timeless series, it was published in 1949), an engaging adaption of Walt's animated version of the legends of John Chapman, focusing on Mr. Appleseed's experiences with the" forest folk", the woodland creatures who help him plant apple trees throughout the frontier. Illustrated by Tom Parmalee, this Golden volume is one more way the delights of Walt Disney's Johnny Appleseed, like a red crispy apple, are ours to enjoy.